Oh mah sweet, forty-five. As in 4-5! In a week! I’ll be 45 years old in a week. Please allow me a few minutes to freak out.
Are you afraid? I mean, do you get scared about getting old? I am, I do, sometimes. Not about the deeper creases on my face. Or the less-perky bosom. Not about the slivers of grey interspersed among my deep black strands. Or the thicker girth. I’ve come into terms with the passing of my youth a long time ago. I am terrified, if truth be told, of the illness, the senility, the dependence that accompanies some of us in old age. My hope is, I have lived and loved well enough that when it does come, I will not be sitting on my own crap for hours because no one cares.
The mind, it is a curious thing. It’s amazing what it chooses to remember or to forget. As I type here, I am recalling a memory of birthday past. I have to say, that was an interesting period in my life. I was newly divorced. After years of joint finances, I was suddenly managing my own money. And unfortunately, I didn’t quite know how. My 40th and I was broke. The fridge was bare except for a few pounds of chicken feet. So, yeah, while everyone I know celebrated their 40th at grand ballrooms or fancy restaurants, my daughter and I sat down to a birthday meal of adobong chicken feet. The funny thing was, I was fine with that meager dinner. I was not sad or depressed, I was actually in high spirits. As I chomped on scrawny bones and tendons, I kept telling myself it can all only get better from here. When you’re at your lowest, there is no other way but up. So, yeah, somewhere out there is my ladder.
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